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From W. B. Bowles   17 May 1877

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Has read a German author’s exposition of CD’s theory.

Believes "missing link" between higher mammals and man consists of a race of "speaking monkeys" – akin to Africans – who pollute blood of better race and impede civilisation.

Author:  William Burrows Bowles
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 160: 263
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10963

From W. B. Bowles   18 May 1877

Summary

Is less certain of views in letter of 17 May [10963]. Asserts interest in explaining the presence of "speaking monkeys", which occur in higher as well as lower classes.

Author:  William Burrows Bowles
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 160: 264
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10965
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